LibriVox recording of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage.
Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, "married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice." Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help with her over-large family. Sir Thomas provides assistance in helping his nephews into lines of work suitable to their education, and takes his eldest niece, Fanny Price, then ten years old, into his home to raise with his own children. It is Fanny's story we follow in Mansfield Park. (Summary by Karen Savage with text from Mansfield Park)
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September 2, 2011 Subject:
I stand corrected, my apologies!
August 14, 2011 Subject:
Actually, it is my native accent.
July 11, 2011 Subject:
Karen savage's clear voice allowed each character to come alive within Austen's text. I love the book, and listening to the audiobook further deepened my enjoyment. Thanks Librivoz and ms. Savage!
May 26, 2011 Subject:
Not my favourite Austen book, but the reader's skill helped me through it. A professional quality job by Karen Savage.
Austen's prose is WOW. Although writing in the rather flowery style of the era (from a 21st century perspective), she chose every word brilliantly -- there's no wordiness here. And her understanding of human emotion makes us realise that some things just don't change.